Ontario reports 190 new coronavirus cases Labour Day Monday, 185 cases Tuesday

Ontario reported 190 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Labour Day Monday and 185 cases on Tuesday marking almost 400 new infections in the province over the last two days.

The provincial total now stands at 43,536.

Monday’s case count marks the highest increase in cases since July 24.

Ontario does not report provincial numbers on statutory holidays and so Tuesday’s report covers the last two days.

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The death toll in the province remains at 2,811 as no new deaths were recorded on Monday or Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 39,196 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is over 90 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 238 from the previous two days.

Tuesday’s provincial report indicates the majority of new cases came from Toronto with 48, Peel Region with 42, Ottawa with 37 and York Region with 19.

“Today, 28 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Elliott also said over two days nearly 45,000 tests were processed.

Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

  • 20,399 people are male.
  • 22,830 people are female.
  • 2,997 people are 19 and under.
  • 13,822 people are 20 to 39.
  • 12,898 people are 40 to 59..
  • 7,683 people are 60 to 79.
  • 6,129 people are 80 and over.

The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

The province also notes that the number of cases publicly reported each day may not align with case counts reported by the local public health unit on a given day. Local public health units report when they were first notified of a case, which can be updated and changed as information becomes available.

The newly reported numbers for Tuesday’s report are valid as of 2 p.m. Monday for Toronto, Ottawa and Middlesex-London public health units, and 4 p.m. Monday for the rest of the province.

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